Wii, 360 get Looney Tuned

Wise-cracking wabbit Bugs Bunny and company get their own adventure this fall; Acme Arsenal features mix of combat, puzzles, vehicle-based action.

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An anvil dropped on the heads of gamers today as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the development of a new game based on the Looney Tunes cartoons. Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal is currently in development by Australian developer Redtribe, and is due out on the Xbox 360 and Wii this fall.

Next scene: Flying Wii Remote impales Wile E. Coyote.

Acme Adventure will feature seven playable characters from the Looney Tunes cartoons, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Gossamer, Tasmanian Devil, and "a special secret character." The Xbox 360 version will support Xbox Live play, and the Wii version will make full use of the motion-sensitivity of the Wii Remote.

The action/adventure game will feature single-player or two-player cooperative modes, with gamers engaged in "fast-paced combat," puzzles, and vehicle-based action. Settings for the game include ancient Egypt, Mars, World War II, and Camelot.

A quick visit to Redtribe's Web site reveals that the game may also be coming to the PlayStation 2. On its list of games currently being developed, it lists "an innovative fast-pace action platform game for the 360, PS2, and Wii Platforms" accompanied with art that would suggest the game is Acme Arsenal.

In mid-December, Warner Bros. invested in SCi Entertainment Group, the parent company of Eidos. As part of the deal, Eidos got the rights to make games based on several WB properties, including Looney Tunes. However, it is unclear if Eidos will be involved with this project at all.

WBIE has not yet priced the game, nor has the ESRB rated it.

Discussion

108 comments
Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

take that PS3 owners with your fancy $600 doller sytem which if you get a full refund for you can get 2 Wiis for you and your freind and still have 100 bucks left over. also, if its a rpg, yay if not, why should i care?

Franklinstein
Franklinstein

I remember when I was a child I played the hell out of Acme games, they were fun. I hope this does justice to the old cartoons.

Dragon_Jedi0
Dragon_Jedi0

Zelda has always been a game. The cartoon your are thinking of was based on the game. @ LosDaddie: lol I don't think they'd make one unless they were in demand xD

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Where's the PS3 version? :lol:

cwgr8621
cwgr8621

to hiway2hell: im not sure, but i think zelda was based on a cartoon before it was a game

revengematron3
revengematron3

Ah, I remember playing a few Looney Tunes games in the past, and, to tell you the truth, I enjoyed them very much. So, I hope that this game will also be as enjoyable. (nostalgia hits)

xtremeg4m3r
xtremeg4m3r

What ever happened to acme instead of this stupid new cartoons.

hiway2hell
hiway2hell

I remember watching Looney Tunes when i was a kid but could someone tell me the name of a game that was based on a TV show that actually did good

ElToRo_14
ElToRo_14

I'll rent it...depending on the achievements...

Cloud737
Cloud737

You got that right, Paul_TheGreat!! ;) I`m really eager to see how it is, having grown up watching these. And the Wii is the perfect console for it, as it has that childish atmosphere and the controller.

mjwickstrom1
mjwickstrom1

Good, it's not on the PS3!:P This should be a pretty funny game, but I'm not sure how successful it will be. I'll check it out though for sure!

Enigma2K99
Enigma2K99

I'd comment, but I don't want to be moderated again... ... all I'll say is... has anyone ever played a GOOD Looney Tunes based game? Me neither.

Bowb4meuno2do
Bowb4meuno2do

I'm not a kid and I am looking forward to this game.

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

Redtribe had better not screw this up.

excessiveforce
excessiveforce

I hope they don't mess this up. Looney Tunes Space Race on Dreamcast was great multiplayer fun but the ai was flawed.

MartinMan
MartinMan

good thing that crap ain't coming out on my ps3 lol

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

The last loony toons game on the Xbox was great fun for me and my dad and even my best freind. So hopfully this one will be cool and fun too. I just hope that this time they make it more like the old loony toons games.

GFofgaming
GFofgaming

kids game. Good for 360 to expand in this sector. What about ps3?

Dups79
Dups79

Bugs: Crusher!!! So nice of you to drop by. Crusherr in a daze voice: Yeah well I was jusss pashing by... jusss pashing by.. duhhh Thought I'd drop by and say helloooo. Duhhhh Just pashing by.

MCW101
MCW101

he he 360 gets looney

ShuuMutou
ShuuMutou

Awesome. I'm hunting for wabbits, wascally wabbits "Duck season! Rabbit Season! Duck Season! Rabbit Season!"

asmodeus_z
asmodeus_z

Looking forward - Hope the game is good.

robinhood_1983
robinhood_1983

In terms of characters, animation and story, the Looney Tunes directed by Chuck Jones remain some of the greatest cartoons ever made (in this animators opinion), of course that's a matter of opinion, but frankly if you think you're too old for Looney Tunes then you shouldn't be commenting on a game all about Looney Tunes. I really hope this can capture at least a little bit of the Looney Tunes magic but it'll be extremely tough

datniccah187
datniccah187

Looney tones is the best lol!!! I loved that show when i was little.

Bgrngod
Bgrngod

This is the FIRST game that I know of which is coming out on the Wii and only one of the other two consoles.... Hrm....PS3 at a loss? Granted it's only looney tunes, still all this waiting for titles is rough.

RavenousEnemy
RavenousEnemy

Haha PS3 got left out. I hope to see more of this :)

ocdog45
ocdog45

2 words: achivement points

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

hope it turns out good but still yet to be seen

Hylian-Jedi
Hylian-Jedi

"Special secret Character"? Wile, Wile, Wile, Wile! lol

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Looney Tunes, it's been a while.

dudeperson2006
dudeperson2006

damn i hope this game is good cause if it is ill buy it

Nostradennis
Nostradennis

I love Looney Tunes! Hope the game is good.

Waskallywabbit
Waskallywabbit

I have yet to play a game on any platform that I thought did the source material justice. When Mel Blanc and Chuck Jones died, so did the best WB had to offer. Who knows, maybe they'll pull it off...but I'm not betting on it.

seasponge2004
seasponge2004

could be good. Cant wait till we see some gameplay or something.

umd1998
umd1998

hmm. redtribe's concept art is slick. hope their games are good...

ninja929
ninja929

I don't know about this one. Let's hope it's good

doomsoth
doomsoth

Wonder if it will be any good. lol

Berem
Berem

They say xbox live play, but what about Wii online play? The online service will have been out for a long time when this game comes out... wtf?

InnocentWitness
InnocentWitness

ahh looney tunes used to be so cool...maybe it'll do as good as viva pinata